$2,000 to quicken your Model Y.
Tesla Model Y owners, the electric carmaker heard your pleas. On Friday, reports from owners began to surface showing that the automaker started to roll out an Acceleration Boost upgrade package for over-the-air installation. The upgrade is available for any Model Y dual-motor AWD models and costs $2,000.
It’s not a shocking turn of events since Tesla also offers the upgrade for Model 3 sedans, but owners of the electric SUV have long asked CEO Elon Musk on Twitter for the same upgrade for their Model Y vehicles. With the upgrade installed, the SUV’s 0-60 mph time drops half a second from 4.8 seconds to 4.3 seconds. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the new upgrade.
It’s not a bad happy medium when you consider the Model Y Performance costs $10,000 more than the Model Y dual-motor AWD. The Performance variant does 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, though it also sports bigger brakes, a higher top speed and a lowered suspension. Then again, not everything’s measured in 0-60 mph times.
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